It was a pleasure to discuss with Prof. Allan Klein (Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA) the results from the phase 3, RHAPSODY trial (NCT03737110) investigating the once-weekly IL-1α/IL-1β trap, rilonacept, in patients with recurrent pericarditis.
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The abstract entitled ‘RHAPSODY: Rilonacept, an IL-1α and IL-1β Trap, Resolves Pericarditis Episodes and Reduces Risk of Recurrence in a Phase 3 Trial of Patients with Recurrent Pericarditis’ (ABSTRACT NUMBER: 1454) was presented at the ACR Convergence, 3-9 November 2021.
- What is the rationale for the use of rilonacept in the treatment of patients with recurrent pericarditis? (0:12)
- What were the aims, design, and inclusion criteria of the RHAPSODY trial? (0:57)
- What were the findings from the study? (2:13)
- What do these results mean for patients and clinical practice? (3:22)
Disclosures: Prof. Allan Klein has acted as an advisor for Kiniska, Sobi and Pfizer, and received grant/ research support from Kiniksa.
Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media Ltd. Interview conducted by Gina Furnival.
Filmed in coverage of virtual ACR Convergence 2021.
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